Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Turret Topping Out

There was a recent great day for celebration when the north-east turret of Balintore Castle had its final topping out i.e. when my roofer Andy had slated all the way from the bottom to the top. Hundreds of fish-scale slates had to be carved to replace those that were broken or missing. 

getting started : Ms. Balintore (1860) sports a 1980's ra-ra skirt
nailing on the tiny fish-scales slates at the very top
 toasting the turret with a West-Highland malt

Friends, who know of my low tolerance for alcohol, will be relieved to hear that I toasted the turret at a somewhat lower altitude! :-)


  1. That is great!! How exciting...getting it done whiile weather good!!

  2. Excellent......how many more to go ! Thanks for showing us around and for the cup of tea from the silver teapot! Back in Australia now so hope to see big changes next time we are back. :)

  3. What a thrill it must have been to have this project completed! Wow!